Everything that a kid turns out to be is directly or indirectly related to the environment in which he or she was raised. A child can be anything, too emotional, too rude, stronger than other kids of his or her age, and even resilient. It’s important for new parents to understand how times have changed and how they can too. Here are five things that parents who have resilient kids do.
Let Your Child Try
Every child is a born genius. It’s just how you, as a parent, shape their mind. When you don’t let your kids struggle and you run towards them with a helping hand, they start believing that they’ll get everything with someone’s help without putting in the extra effort. So, next time you see your child struggling, let them at least try before lending a hand.
Let Your Kids Face Rejection
It’s necessary for kids to understand and process the word ‘no’. When a kid grows up in an environment where they get everything they demand, and all you answer them with is ‘yes’, they start treating the world in the same manner. It’s important that you prepare your kid to face failure, and rather than falling apart, they’ll stand up stronger than ever.
Make Sure They Don’t Learn to Play the Victim Card
You might not realize it often, but most of the time, a kid tries to put the blame on another person or thing when something goes wrong. If they fail a test, they put the blame on the teacher, and parents usually allow it. Note that the way you react in such situations can actually change the whole perspective of your child. Teach them that mistakes happen and can be rectified, rather than covering it up for them.
Teach Them How to Express Emotions
This is one of the biggest issues with more than half of parents. They don’t let their kids fully express and experience their feelings and emotions. As soon as the child starts crying, they bribe them with something. Let them feel every good, as well as bad, emotion to prepare them for a stronger future.
Accept Your Mistakes in Front of Them and Rectify It
It’s very difficult for people to accept and apologize for their mistakes. But, when a parent does that in front of a child, they learn that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s okay. However, it’s important that you realize your mistake and fix it then and there.
Before the bodies of Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Rock ruled the world and the hearts of body-builders, there was Steve Reeves. The 1950 Mr. Universe winner was one of the biggest box-offices draws of his time, in over 25 countries, starring as heroes Hercules and Aeneas. And it was all thanks to his physique, which is still looked up to and considered one of the best of all times! Thanks to the snooping of the new owner of Reeve’s house, we now have the secret workout adapted by the body builder!
The new residents of Steve Reeves Oakland house unearthed the exercise schedule followed by the bodybuilder, in the house. George Helmer, the founder of the Steve Reeves International Society, immediately jumped onto the project. The workout was scrawled on underlying wood in black pencil underneath the drywall. The 15 exercises are Barbell Cleans, Overhead Press, Barbell Curl, Bench Curl, Bent-Over Row, Bench Press, Squat, Barbell Pullover, Good Morning, Lateral Raise, Upright Row, Front Raise, Dumbbell Bench Press, Barbell Triceps Extension and Sit-ups. Read about some exercises in detail. For successful results, repeat all the exercises in a set of three.
Overhead Press and Barbell Cleans
These are two barbell workouts that you can do. For an overhead press, start by holding the barbell with a grip slightly narrower than your shoulders. With your feet shoulder-width apart, brace your core, and keeping your torso upright, press the barbell overhead until your arms are straight. Pause, then lower the bar back. For barbell cleans, start with holding a barbell in an overhand grip in front of you. Bend so that the bar hangs in front of your knees. Now, explode up. Bring the bar up in a straight line, and come up, flip your wrists so you can catch the bar in front.
Barbell Curl and Bench Curl
For barbell curls, start with holding the bar with an underhand grip. Bend your elbows with the barbell and bring your hands up to your shoulder and then return to the start. Make sure to squeeze your buttocks and flex your abs throughout the exercise to keep from moving your hips. For bench curls, start by sitting on a bench. Keep the dumbbells in your hand, on the side. Brace your core, and curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders. Ensure that you keep your torso upright for the entire exercise. Repeat both the workouts in three sets, 15 reps each.